Stylish Japanese eatery headed by Tokyo-trained chefs Kenji and Katuya. Creative offerings include lobster salad, chicken Negimaki, pepper-seared ahi tuna, and toyo roll (tuna, king crab, avocado, and tempura crunch). Open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
Best Casual Neighborhood Sushi 2007. Looking for a smart, casual, reasonably priced sushi place? Then Toyo is for you. This good-looking and cheerful joint is always hopping, with a bustling lunch trade, flying-out-the-door take-out and convivial, high volume dinner times. And this is precisely what you want in a sushi restaurant--quick, quick turnover of fish. At Toyo, you can expect efficient, no-nonsense service, immaculately fresh fish, and creative maki made by Japanese trained sushi chefs. Even Toyo's freebies are great--like picked ginger imported from Japan and rich, deeply flavorful dashi basing their addictive miso soup. Its small but thoughtfully composed beer and sake list clinches the deal: it's our favorite mid-week sushi run.